CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

Phones Answered 24 Hours a Day

Will Your License be Suspended When Charged with New Jersey DWI?

Interviewer: What happens to your license at the point of arrest? Do they take it from you? What do they do?

Paul: No, since you are not convicted of a crime you’re still afforded the opportunity and your driving privileges in New Jersey are not suspended.

Interviewer: You mentioned the license suspension is handled through the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. So do you have to go and speak before the motor vehicle bureau on the case, or is it just all handled through the court?

Paul: Well, you surrender your license, if convicted, and you have a license suspension. You will surrender your license to the court on that day. And then, to restore your license you’ll be working with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Interviewer: Do you typically have to get involved in helping people restore their licenses?

Paul: Generally not, unless there is an administrative error that we can clear up by providing paperwork from the court.

Commercial Driver’s and a DWI Charge

Interviewer: Don’t we generally have laws for people that have a blood alcohol level below 0.08?

Paul: They do. It’s dependent upon normally if they have a commercial driver’s license and they are subject to a lower legal limit.

Interviewer: And for CDL holders, they can face loss of their CDL license basically, right.

Paul: Correct. I think that 0.04 is the level for someone with a CDL, which is frustrating, because I was able to resolve a case, but my client had a 0.08. He was driving home from a golf course, just visiting with his buddies, a retired gentleman, but he drives a school bus, and he had a CDL.

What I was able to do was get him just a reckless driving with a 20-day loss of license that he could serve over the summer. It was nice. I think if it was just a straight DUI I would have been able to crush it out of the park, but since he had the CDL the case is viewed differently by the courts He was tremendously happy with the outcome.

HOW WE CAN HELP

DUI DEFENSE

icon car - Criminal Defense
DUI INFORMATION CENTER

Learn what to do if you have been stopped for DUI/DWI.

icon car - Criminal Defense
ARD IN PENNSYLVANIA

If this is your first DUI offense, you may be eligible for ARD.

Our Results

Our attorneys have successfully helped thousands of satisfied clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To see how our attorneys can help you, click below. See What We Can Do

  • Speak To An Attorney For Free

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Best PA Criminal Defense Attorneys

Awards & Recognitions

Best Bucks County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Best Bucks County DUI Lawyer
Best Bala Cynwyd Criminal Defense Lawyer
Allentown Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer
Doylestown Criminal Defense Attorney
Bucks County Criminal Defense Attorney
Best DUI Lawyer Allentown
Best Quakertown Criminal Defense Lawyer
Best Easton Criminal Defense Attorney
Best Bensalem Criminal Defense Lawyer
Best Jenkintown Criminal Defense Attorney

13 Convenient Office Locations

map-pinPennsylvania Offices map-pinNew Jersey Offices
map-pin

Quakertown

328 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951
Tel: (215) 515-6876
Get Directions
map-pin

Plymouth Meeting

600 West Germantown Pike #400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Tel: (215) 515-6876
Get Directions
map-pin

Doylestown

44 E Court Street #100
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: (215) 515-6876
Get Directions
map-pin

Marlton

10000 Lincoln Drive E, Suite 201
One Greentree Centre
Marlton, NJ 08053
Tel: (856) 213-2805
Get Directions
map-pin

Philadelphia

7909 Bustleton Ave, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Tel: (215) 607-2715
Get Directions
map-pin

Bensalem

3554 Hulmeville Rd, #102
Bensalem, PA 19020
Tel: (215) 515-6389
Get Directions
map-pin

Bala Cynwyd

2 Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Tel: (610) 557-3209
Get Directions
map-pin

Cinnaminson

909 Route 130 South, Suite 202
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Tel: (609) 796-4344
Get Directions
map-pin

Jenkintown

135 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Tel: (215) 544-3347
Get Directions
map-pin

Allentown

137 N 5th St, Suite A
Allentown, PA 18102
Tel: (215) 240-4082
Get Directions
map-pin

Easton

101 Larry Holmes Dr, #212
Easton, PA 18042
Tel: (215) 515-7077
Get Directions
map-pin

Hamilton Twp.

3525 Quakerbridge Rd, #903
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Tel: (609) 236-8649
Get Directions
map-pin

Piscataway

371 Hoes Lane, Suite 200
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
Tel: (908) 367-7256
Get Directions